Flowers have been used to express almost every type of sentiment since ancient times, from love and desire to rejection and death. Every culture has used flowers to express their ideas and feelings – think ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. During Victorian times, the language of flowers became a popular way to communicate, with almost every flower, leaf and tree used to express different sentiments.
Over the ages, the messages conveyed through flowers have changed, with the same flower often taking on different meanings, depending on the context it’s viewed in. However, one thing remains the same – flowers continue to be held in high esteem for the messages they convey.
Knowing the symbolism of flowers allows you to add an extra layer of meaning to your floral decorations and gifts. Our extensive guides cover everything you need to know about the meanings, symbolism and uses of the most popular flowers out there.